Privilege motion against PM Modi for ‘insulting’ Nehru family

New Delhi: Congress leader KC Venugopal on Friday moved a privilege motion in the Rajya Sabha against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his alleged defamatory remarks against Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in his speech during the last Parliament session.

In one of the speeches in February, Modi launched a direct attack on the members of the Gandhi family and asked why they were ashamed of using the Nehru surname, while he had tried to topple the state governments of Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi. Was criticized for repeated use of Article 356. by non-congress parties

What did PM Modi say?
Targeting the Congress on the issue of federalism, Modi said the Congress governments led by former prime ministers Nehru and Gandhi used Article 356 of the Constitution at least 90 times to topple state governments of several regional parties.

Modi alleged that Indira Gandhi alone used Article 356 50 times to topple the governments of regional parties in the states.

Responding to the debate on the motion of thanks on the President’s address, Modi said, “I had read in some newspaper, I have not confirmed it, but a report said that 600 government schemes are only in the name of Gandhi-Nehru.” . Family.”

“…if Nehru ji’s name is left out by us, we will rectify our mistake as he was the first Prime Minister of the country. But I don’t understand why anyone in his clan is afraid of keeping the Nehru surname? Is there any shame in having the Nehru surname? What a shame when the family is not ready to accept such a big personality then why do you question us.

His targets were Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Sonia Gandhi.

Noting the speech, Venugopal wrote in the notice, “The above remarks made prima facie in a sarcastic manner are not only derogatory, but also derogatory and defamatory of the members of the Nehru family, particularly Smt. Indira Gandhi. Sonia Gandhi and Shri Rahul Gandhi who are members of the Lok Sabha.”

First of all I would like to say that the Prime Minister’s suggestion as to why he did not take Nehru as a surname is absurd by its very nature. The Prime Minister knew very well that day that the daughter does not take the father’s surname.

“Despite knowing it, he deliberately mocked. It needs no further elaboration. Moreover, the tone and tenor of the remark is derogatory and derogatory in nature. It clearly amounts to a conclusive reflection on Smt. Venugopal Said that by Prime Minister Sonia Gandhi and Shri Rahul Gandhi which amounts to breach of their privileges as well as contempt of the House.